The photos were taken by photographer Joel Sartore in his reportage project of captive animals in the world.
To implement this project, Sartore traveled to 40 countries and recorded images of more than 6000 animals in studio lighting and black and white backdrops to enhance the image's symbolism. His goal is no different than inspiring everyone not only to care about the natural world but also to help protect animals for future generations.
Babies on BoardWhen - when koala bears are born, they will have 6 months to carry their mother on their backs.After that, they will crawl into the pocket of the mother bear and follow wherever it is.
Group Photo - a Virginia bag animal (Didelphis virginiana) cuddling with children on their backs.Like koala bears, these pocket animals also ride on their mothers' backs until they are older and known at birth, they are only about the size of a bee.
Follow the Leader - A blue-breasted quail (Coturnix chinensis) is leading the rear herd.
Monkey Business - A pair of mothers of white-cheeked langur (Trachypithecus francoisi) - endangered animal.A newborn baby has bright orange hair color and will be darker as she grows.
Hey Ma - A Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is playing with its child and this is also an endangered animal.
Family Time - a couple of moms and nuns (Phataginus tricuspis) are playing together.
Slimy But Cute - A pair of dwarf hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis) are cuddling together?
Look-Alikes - You probably won't know where the mother is in the picture of the Ord kangaroo mouse above (Dipodomys ordii).
Hanging With Mom - Continues to be an endangered species - pileated gibbons (Hylobates pileatus).In the picture is a mother gibbon who hangs with her 8-month-old child.
Life on the Outside - Still an endangered animal - a tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) is hiding between his mother's legs.The baby mouse called joey, though separated from her mother's bag, continued to be taken care of by her mother.
Like Mother, Like Son - A jaguar (Panthera onca) is learning to hunt from its mother during the first 2 years of life.
Mother-Daughter Time - Add endangered animals - Borneo orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus).In the picture is a baby orangutan wearing her mother's neck.Mother oranges and their children have strong connections and often stay together for many years.